Black Friday can certainly be some good materialistic fun when enjoyed in moderation. I always get a little excited when I see the electronics deals begin to tickle my inbox. Personally, I’ve always got my eye on TVs, internet tv connected devices, and tablets. But this year, there’s a new twist on this celebration of consumerism that I’m not sure I like.
I googled “Black Friday” in preparation for this blog post and immediately ran into one of the more important aspects of this year’s Black Friday event.
Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Apparently, “the day following Thanksgiving Day” was not soon enough for Walmart, and others, who decided to kick things off a little early this year.
Can we really not take one day off to eat good food and hang out with our families? I guess it’s no surprise that there are talks of Black Friday strikes for this year’s shopping event. Against popular belief, it would seem that most department store employees are not annoyed enough with their in-laws to prefer working on a holiday over arguing about the dishes. So it’s unclear how many employees will be in the store to ring up your quick nabs, your doorbusters, and your sneak peakers; but it is clear that if you want the early deals this year, you’re going to have to peel yourself out of that turkey-coma on the couch, wipe the gravy off of your face, and get to the store on Thursday evening. I, on the other hand, will be taking full advantage of some much needed time away from the daily grind.
From all of us here at Backflip Films: Happy Thanksgiving!
We’ll see you on Cyber Monday (or is it Sunday this year?)